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· March, 2010

Stories about Kenya from March, 2010

Africa: Crowdfunding in Africa

  23 March 2010

Erik writes about crowdfunding and seed funding in Africa: “We’re starting to see a few angel investors like Sean Murphy of Chembe Ventures making their way around the continent, but they are not nearly enough to fulfill the capacity of ideas and individuals who need startup capital.”

Kenya: Is Makmende Kenya's first Internet sensation?

  23 March 2010

Is Makmende Kenya's first Internet sensation: “Unless you’ve been offline for the better part of two weeks its Kenya’s first viral Internet sensation, and his name is Makmende! Yes. Makmende is something to smile about! He is Kenya’s first super hero and boy does he rock!”

Kenya: First Day of ICANN in Nairobi

  8 March 2010

Rebecca's notes on the first day of ICANN meeting in Nairobi, Kenya. ICANN is the body that governs the assignment of domain names and IP addresses worldwide: “But I must say am impressed with the people that turned up, actually I thought it would have been a nice time to...

Kenya: Soul Boy – Premier

  8 March 2010

A Nairobian's Perspective writes about the Kenyan Independent movie dubbed “Soul Boy”, which premiered on Saturday 6th of March 2010 in Kenya's sprawling slum ‘Kibera’.

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Kenya: The iHub launched in Nairobi

  5 March 2010

The iHub, an innovation center for techies, developers and innovators was launched in Nairobi this week. Several leading bloggers attended the event and here are their stories, photos and videos.

Africa: The future of technology in Africa

  4 March 2010

Juliana's thought provoking piece on the future of technology in Africa: “Before I get to the five ideas that shape my perspective on futurity in Africa, I found myself asking, where are the African futurists?”

Africa: Can France Telecoms dominate East Africa?

  4 March 2010

Rebecca's advice for France Telecom if it has to succeed in East Africa: “Whatever it is, I think if France telecom is to challenge the domination of other bigger companies, they need to start acting like them, in response to the public, otherwise their silence does not smell like they...

Africa: The future of Technology in Africa

  4 March 2010

Juliana's thought-provoking piece on the future of technology in Africa: “Before I get to the five ideas that shape my perspective on futurity in Africa, I found myself asking, where are the African futurists?”

The Technology for Transparency Review, Part I

  2 March 2010

In this first review of case studies from the Technology for Transparency Network we discover that online platforms like Discuz! and Twitter can reverse bad policy and stimulate healthy debate. But for longterm transparency and accountability projects in developing democracies the challenges are many.

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